Electoral behavior in Sarawak: the Lun Bawang and issue-voting / Chai Shin Yi … [et al.]

Yi, Chai Shin and Yusuf, Nur Afisha and Sadikin, Sarehan and Jugah, Ivy and Liwi, Christina and Nheru, Darien Sigie (2019) Electoral behavior in Sarawak: the Lun Bawang and issue-voting / Chai Shin Yi … [et al.]. Journal of Administrative Science, 16 (2). pp. 42-53. ISSN (eISSN) : 2600-9374

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Abstract

This study aims to determine Lun Bawang voters’ opinion on issues that would influence their vote in Bakelalan (N.81), Sarawak. A survey was conducted in the village of Kampung Puneng Berayong, located in the Lawas P.222 parliamentary constituent. A five-point Likert scale questionnaire was distributed to 250 Lun Bawang voters. The questionnaire highlighted key issues on development, NCR land, and good governance. It is assumed that rural voters tend to vote based on the rational choice approach which meant they would consider what benefits could be gained by supporting a particular candidate or political party. It was found that local electoral issues such as development and native customary rights (NCR) land were more favored compared to national issues on corruption such the 1MDB case.

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Item Type: Article
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Yi, Chai Shin
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Yusuf, Nur Afisha
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Sadikin, Sarehan
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Jugah, Ivy
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Liwi, Christina
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Nheru, Darien Sigie
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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > Political science
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration > Elections. Electoral systems. Voting
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration > Politics, Practical
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: (eISSN) : 2600-9374
Volume: 16
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 42-53
Official URL: http://jas.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 48656
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural voter behaviour, Lun Bawang, Ba’ Kelalan
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/48656

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